Apartment buildings offer an opportunity to bring greater density, either on an individual plot or as part of a larger development. Apartments, when designed well, can bring an attractive scale and definition to a site. In that sense they are an essential part of the urban fabric. Their design must be carefully considered in order not to compromise the quality of life of their inhabitants or negatively impact on their surroundings nevertheless.
Communal spaces, well defined entrances and active frontages can all bring people together in a positive manner.
Features of apartment buildings
- Appropriate siting and high quality landscaping
- Balcony provision for each apartment
- Active ground floor uses
- Interesting and well detailed roofscape
- Well-articulated facades